Cling to Peter and John

Catedral de Puebla, Puelba, Mexico

Greetings on this the Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 3:11-26; PS 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 24:35-48
Notes: The revelation of Jesus in the breaking of the bread theme continues. The crippled man at the Temple, clung to Peter and John, the Church. They are those who proclaim Jesus and have been given the power of the Son of God to bring healing to the world and to the person. Not of their own power but of the love of Jesus.

My reflection today is to consider the cornerstones of the faith in the person of Jesus:

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Tradition

The Churches of Ss Peter and Paul are among the oldest.

First reading
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.

Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,
and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment
and send you the Christ already appointed for you, Jesus.

For Moses said:
A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you
from among your own kin;
to him you shall listen in all that he may say to you.
Everyone who does not listen to that prophet
will be cut off from the people.

Responsorial Psalm
O LORD, our Lord,
how glorious is your name over all the earth!
What is man that you should be mindful of him,
or the son of man that you should care for him?

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

Alleluia Verse
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Gospel Portion
The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way,
and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread.

He said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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